Chicago Cubs lineup vs. White Sox: Rizzo out, Schwarber at cleanup


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Schwarber and Hoerner a big part of the Cubs future (Quinn Harris - USA Today Sports)
Schwarber and Hoerner a big part of the Cubs future (Quinn Harris - USA Today Sports)

Chicago Cubs baseball is back!

Well sorta, with tonight's Cubs (8-12) exhibition game against the rival White Sox (10-7) at Wrigley Field at 7:05 p.m. CT on ESPN (out-of-market only), Marquee Sports Network, and NBC Sports Chicago (White Sox).

Should be some interesting baseball tonight.

Here are the lineups for tonight's action for the Cubs:

Kris Bryant 3B

Jason Kipnis DH

Javier Baez SS

Kyle Schwarber LF

Willson Contreras C

Jason Heyward RF

Victor Caratini 1B

Nico Hoerner 2B

Albert Almora Jr. CF

Lineup Note: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is not in the lineup today but will go through a full day of work as he is feeling fine according to reports.

Ian Happ is a late replacement for Albert Almora Jr. in CF and will bat ninth for the Cubs.

Chicago White Sox lineup:

Tim Anderson SS

Eloy Jimenez LF

Jose Abreu 1B

Yasmani Grandal C

Edwin Encarnacion DH

Luis Robert CF

Leury Garcia 2B

Cheslor Cuthbert 3B

Adam Engel RF

Pitching notes: The Cubs will have righty Kyle Hendricks on the mound (0-0, 1.00 ERA) against righty Drew Anderson (0-1, 6.75 ERA). Tomorrow Yu Darvish will be on the mound and Lester and Alec Mills will go on Wednesday against the Twins.

Opening Day will have Hendricks, followed by Yu Darvish, and then Tyler Chatwood according to David Ross during media availability.

Pre-game notes:

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